Future of EfW in Australia: Mere waste solution or something more?

By Dr Robin Branson PhD, MBA, BSc. (Hons), Director Australian Industrial Ecology Network (retired)

The article in Q1 of The ASIA Miner flagged a short detour to the AIEN Forum on Energy from Waste (EfW), which took place in Ballarat, Victoria from 19-22 February 2018.

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UniSort Black helps solve compost dilemma

THE operators of composting facilities face a dilemma - on the one hand, customers demand compost of increasingly higher quality while on the other, organic waste contains a steadily rising amount of foreign particles.

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Global expert calls for plastic recycling action

INTERNATIONAL sustainability economist and plastic circular economies expert Doug Woodring says Australia’s recycling record is behind global standards and lags most OECD countries on diversion from landfill. He believes that this creates an opportunity for Australia to dominate the new $100 billion global plastic circular economy in Asia Pacific, if it acts now.

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Oil from recycled tyres put to the test

NEW research has been conducted into the performance and emissions of oil from recycled tyres in a 2.5 litre diesel vehicle under real-world operating conditions. The tests were conducted on a 2017 Hyundai iLoad van, a vehicle size that is used for city deliveries and as a people mover and has an engine capacity comparable to that widely used in light commercials, SUVs and 4WDs.

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